Route History

Date of introduction
Gar
Mon-Fri
Sat
Sun
20.07.60
HT
15RM
16RM
12RM

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - Old Street Stn - Hoxton - New North Road - Canonbury - Highbury Corner - Holloway Road - Archway - HIGHGATE VILLAGE South Grove.
Trolleybus replacement Route for withdrawn 611.

RM364

RM364 in this classic view at Finsbury Square

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01.07.64
HT
15RM
14RM
10RM
1963 TIMES
This timetable has been extracted from the July 1964 Red Book and is available for sale as a pdf document
01.12.65
HT
15XA
13XA
10XA

Front entrance Leyland Atlanteans introduced.

XA37

Experimental Atlantean XA37

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10.07.66
HT
15RML
13RML
8RML

Leyland Atlanteans replaced by RML type.

rml2304

RML2304 awaits a crew at Archway

© Malcolm Allan
07.09.68
HT
14RML
11RML
8RML
This is part of the September 1968 bus map which is available for sale in pdf form via download
16.01.71
HT111+
14DMS
9DMS
7DMS

OPO introduction.

DMS55

DMS55 Highgate Village

© Malcolm Allan

12.05.84
HT111+
10M
7M
5M

DMS type replaced by Metrobus.

06.06.87
HT111+
10M
7M
5M

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - Old Street Stn - New North Road - Hoxton - Canonbury - Highbury Corner - Holloway Road - Archway - HIGHGATE VILLAGE South Grove ( Mon-Sat ) - East Finchley - Finchley - Central HENDON CENTRAL STATION (Suns)
Sunday extended from Highgate Village to Hendon Central via withdrawn 143.

M1149
M1149 prepares for a Sunday journey to Hendon
01.04.89
HT111+
10M
7M
5M
logo London Buses was divided into 12 business units - in preparation for sell-off
22.09.90
CF71+
11T
7T
5T

HT allocation moved to Chalk Farm (CF)

02.02.91
CF71+
11M
7M
7M

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - Old Street Stn - New North Road - Hoxton - Canonbury - Highbury Corner - Holloway Road - Archway - HIGHGATE VILLAGE South Grove.
Sunday withdrawn between Hendon Central and Highgate Village.

25.05.91
HT71+
11M
7M
4M

Chalk Farm (CF) moved back to Holloway (HT)

16.05.92
HT71+
11M
8M
5M

LIVERPOOL STREET Bus Station (Sat/Sun) - London Wall (return via Eldon Street) - Moorgate - FINSBURY SQUARE (Mon-Fri) - HIGHGATE VILLAGE
Saturday and Sunday extended from Finsbury Square to Liverpool Street Bus Station.

25.09.93
ED21+
10ON
8ON
5ON

Service transferred to new operator London Suburban Bus and operated from a base at Edmonton.

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27.04.96
HT21+
11V
8V
5V
mtl logo Route returns to MTL London (HT)
V202
The same bus as above but in Metroline livery seen on Highgate Hill.
The appears to be a problem with the number blind
01.02.03
HT21+
12TP
10TP
6TP

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - HIGHGATE VILLAGE
Weekend service curtailed at Finsbury Square due to Roadworks in Liverpool Street.

16.04.04
HT21+
12TP
10TP
6TP
Night Service
HT891+
2TP
2TP
2TP

MOORGATE Finsbury Square - HIGHGATE VILLAGE
Route N271 renumbered 271 thus now 24 hour service

30.09.05
HT21+
12TP
10TP
6TP
Night Service
HT891+
2TP
2TP
2TP
logo New Contract

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - FINSBURY SQURAE (Mon-Fri) - LIVERPOOL STREET BUS STATION (Sat/Sun)
New contract - and weekend service restored to Liverpool Street.

TP52
TP52 Highbury Corner
02.10.10
HT21+
12TP
10TP
6TP
Night Service
HT891+
2TP
2TP
2TP

Contract extended for two years

18.06.11
HT21+
12TP
10TP
6TP
Night Service
HT891+
2TP
2TP
2TP

HIGHGATE VILLAGE - FINSBURY SQUARE
Withdrawn at all times between Finsbury Square and LIverpool Street Bus Station - this is expected to last 5 years whilst Crossrail works are ongoing

29.09.12
HT21+
12TE
10TE
8TE
Night Service
HT891+
2TE
2TE
2TE

Contract renewal

TE928
TE928 Archway Station
30.09.17
HT21+
13TE
11TE
8TE
Night Service
HT891+
2TE
2TE
2TE

Contract extended for two years

Operating Garages

CF Chalk Farm
Changeover point at Archway

HT Holloway
Changeover point at Holloway Road/Pemberton Gardens

ED Edmonton
Changeover point at Archway ?

 

271 map
Most of Route 271 is shown here - taken from latest TFL North West Map

 

 

Current times for Route 271 live 271 stands Tender Specs Route 1 fares

 

© Ian Armstrong 2017
Date of edit   Wednesday, 04.10.17